We’ll be on par with you: this weekend’s streaming premieres aren’t the strongest we’ve ever seen. Basketball drama White people can’t jump leads the charge, but only Apple’s new comedy series, High Desertit seems to have excited critics on the television front.
In fact, most of this week’s streams are documentaries City of Angels, Hillsong Secrets AND Work: what we do all day all arrive on HBO Max, Hulu, and Netflix respectively.
However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything else to watch this weekend, and in this article we’ve rounded up seven new movies and TV shows that will be streaming over the next few days.
White Men Can’t Jump (Hulu, Disney Plus)
We’re not sure if anyone asked for this, but 20th Century Studios saw fit to remake the 1992 basketball comedy White people can’t jump Anyway.
Now available on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK, this direct-streaming movie stars Sinqua Walls and rapper Jack Harlow as a pair of former basketball stars who team up to fight their way through various street tournaments in Los Angeles. Angeles. Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier and the late Lance Reddick are among the film’s supporting cast.
Unfortunately, White people can’t jump was largely panned by critics, but fans of the original starring Woody Harrelson are sure to find some nostalgic entertainment here.
Now available to stream on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.
High Desert (Apple TV Plus)
Apple TV Plus found a new outlet for Cutoff star Patricia Arquette (despite Severance season 2 being delayed) this weekend with High Desert.
This eight-episode comedy series – from Jackie’s sister by writers Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe – follows Peggy (Arquette), a recovering drug addict who decides to pursue a private investigation (because why not?). Also starring are Rupert Friend, Bernadette Peters, Matt Dillon and Brad Garrett High Desertwhat matters Cutoff director Ben Stiller among his producers.
Reviews of Apple’s latest series have been largely positive, with Arquette as Peggy in particular, so this could be one of this year’s the best Apple TV Plus series.
Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.
XO, Kitty (Netflix)
Netflix viewers continue to praise the streamer To all the boys franchise in three increasingly cheesy movies, so it was only a matter of time before a spin-off series appeared.
called XO, Kitty, this Seoul-set romantic comedy stars Anna Cathcart as the titular Kitty, a teenage matchmaker who moves halfway around the world to reconnect with her long-distance boyfriend. However, she quickly discovers that dealing with her own feelings is not as easy as dealing with the feelings of others.
If you’ve seen any of the To all the boys movies, you’ll know what to expect from this 10-episode series: charm, cheese and a million jokes a minute.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
City of Angels (HBO Max)
The first of this week’s (four) documentaries is City of Angels on HBO Max (soon to become “Max” on May 23).
Similar in style to Hulu/Disney Plus” Welcome to Wrexham, this three-part series takes the microscope to Los Angeles’ professional women’s soccer team, Angel City, which was founded in 2020 by actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman, and video game entrepreneur Julie Uhrman. But how hard is it to build a successful sports franchise from scratch? A lot, judging by the trailer of the series.
All three episodes City of Angels are now available to stream on HBO Max, and while a UK release date for the series has yet to be announced, we expect it to premiere on Sky and NOW in the coming months.
Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US.
Work: What We Do All Day (Netflix)
If you’re up for a reality check with extras this weekend, try the docuseries Work: what we do all day on Netflix.
This four-episode show follows former US President Barack Obama as he travels across America to explore the importance of work in a time of rapid change. Along the way, he talks to everyone in the United States, from hotel workers and store managers to political lobbyists and CEOs. All three episodes Work: what we do all day are now available for streaming.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Hillsong Secrets (Hulu)
This week’s third documentary recommendation is Hillsong Secrets on Hulu.
Based on Alex French and Dan Adler’s explosive Vanity Fair reporting on the titular megachurch’s various scandals, this four-part docuseries sheds light on celebrity pastor Carl Lentz – who features prominently throughout – and Hillsong’s alleged attempts to cover up acts of violence and abuse over many decades.
The first two episodes of Hillsong Secrets are now available to stream on Hulu in the US, and the other two will be made available on May 26. UK viewers will likely find this film on Disney Plus in the coming months.
Now available to stream on Hulu in the US.
I Love You Donna Summer (HBO Max)
Music fans, this is for you: I love loving you, Donna Summer is now streaming on HBO Max.
Co-produced by the eponymous singer’s daughter, Brooklyn Sudano, and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, this feature-length documentary explores the life and legacy of the legendary disco era star Donna Summer, who topped the charts. Could it be magic? You gotta watch to find out.
Now available to stream on HBO Max.
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